With FREE entry for all, the festival showcases the best short films worldwide, and encourages new film makers to have a go. Audience and judges feedback can be helpful in developing the skill of making a captivating film. Please visit https://www.rusthallcinema.club/filmfest22 for the background story, organiser's goals, catagories & awards, prizes, judges profiles etc.

£100 Festival Favourite
£25 Category winner
£10 Selected for screening
​Laurel awards for all the above

Unless explicitly exempted in writing entrants agree to the following by submitting:

Copyright. You declare that your work is cleared for festival exhibition (all music, fonts, visuals etc. are cleared worldwide, in perpetuity, multi-platform), and the intellectual property is yours, or if acting as distributor you will send the copyright owners’ waiver(s).

​​Use of stills / clip fragments. You consent to the posting of stills and clip fragments from the film on the festival’s website/platform plus social media channels, for solely promotional, non-commercial and educational purposes. Stills from your film could be used for example within our final list of winners/nominees, and short clip fragments from your film could be used within our festival trailer.

Submitted films may be screened by RCC fee free for the year of submission

The festival organisers and judges are not bound to accept submissions or publish their opinions. No correspondence on decisions will be entered into.

All submissions will be automatically entered into applicable award categories.

Only films of between two and twenty minutes’ duration (including titles and credits) are eligible for submission.

Submitted work must be completed after 28th May 2016. No more than two submissions per person will be accepted.

Films without clearly understood English dialogue must be subtitled in English.

The festival organisers will make awards where they deem it appropriate but are not obliged to.

Entries must be submitted digitally via FilmFreeway.

A brief (20 to 200 words) synopsis must be included with the submission.